Los Angeles, CA (March 4, 2013) — The El Cid Vacations Club Scam Team was created so that members could feel more confident on vacation while avoiding the most common travel scams in the industry, and as such travelers can increase the success of their vacations minimizing the negative impacts. This year is an interesting year for travel scams as con artists are getting even trickier in the ways that they attempt to rip vacationers off. This is why all vacationers should take heed of these top two vacations scams of 2013.
El Cid Vacations Club Scam Team first warns of a very scary scam that will totally take travelers by surprise, and it involves cab drivers kidnapping travelers from the airport. There have recently been many incidents of this in Caracas, Venezuela where a man will stand with someone’s name on a placard acting like they are part of the hotel, but in reality this is a con artist. Unsuspecting travelers get into the car, which could be a cab or a town car, and the travelers can be physically robbed of just driven the long way around town. Either way, travelers should never get into a car unless they have arranged it themselves, and if something seems a little off, they can always call the hotel to make sure that the driver is a real employee.
El Cid Vacations Club Scam Team also warns about another scam involving theft that has really become popular this year, and this is people stealing laptops. When going through the many security checkpoints, travelers are putting their items on belts routinely and not paying close attention to their valuables. This is why it is easy for a person walking at the front of the line to pick up laptops and other bags and run off. Most people’s laptops are filled with tons of personal information that can be detrimental to someone’s finances. The best way to avoid this scam is to watch belongings, and call to security if anyone takes a bag off the conveyor that isn’t theirs.
There really is nothing worse than starting a vacation of on the wrong foot, and this is why the El Cid Vacations Club Scam Team makes sure that travelers are prepared when venturing out on their vacations.
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